At a groundbreaking ceremony today, Mondelez International officially began the construction of a new global Research, Development & Quality (RDQ) site in Bielany Wroclawskie. With a symbolic turn of the first shovelful of soil, company executives and local officials marked this important milestone for Poland and the company’s RDQ network in Europe. The state-of- the-art research and development facility is… Read more »
AIB International has added a soft cookie product profile to their lineup of Baking Process Kill Step Calculators. This breakthrough industry tool empowers bakeries to validate their food safety preventive controls and accurately evaluate Salmonella destruction in bakery products, meeting FDA’s Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) requirement to validate and verify thermal processes to ensure product safety. “The food… Read more »
It appears that confectionery giant Mars, the company behind M&M’s, wants you to eat less of its candy. Reports have it that Mars is attempting to convince McDonald’s, Burger King, Dairy Queen and other fast-food chains to drop its candy goods from their dessert lineups in a bid to encourage moderate sweets consumption. Reuters reported that an industry source familiar with… Read more »
Philadelphia City Council last night rubber-stamped the introduction of a tax on sugary drinks in the city but the American Beverage Association (ABA) immediately said it would take legal action to quash the new law. Philadelphia councillors last night voted by 13 to four to bring in a 1.5 cents-per-ounce tax added to soft drinks with added sugar and other… Read more »
More than 200 senior leaders, industry experts and other stakeholders participated in Chocovision 2016, the ‘business for business’ conference for the cocoa value chain.
New Partnership in West Africa and Latin America Focused on Industry’s Sustainability
French bakery group Bridor has launched a new range of part-baked breads that pay homage to France’s love of the classic baguette, while also innovating to match changing consumer tastes. The breads look like traditional rustic French loaves with a crusty, lightly floured exterior – but once sliced open, they yield an ultra-soft texture, Bridor said. The So Moelleux –… Read more »
Confectionery brand Ferrero has said it will double the amount of cocoa it purchases from Fairtrade farmers to 40,000 metric tonnes over the next three years. Ferrero has sourced cocoa from Fairtrade cooperatives in Cote D’Ivoire since 2014, making it possible for them to sell a higher proportion of their crops on Fairtrade terms. And according to Ferrero, training on… Read more »